Warm, mild weather, the end of the school year – it really shouldn’t be any wonder that May is National BBQ Month. There couldn’t be a better time to get out of the house and start grilling.
I have a recipe to share with you that will go great with whatever meal you have planned this grilling season – Morgan Murphy’s Turtle Bourbon Pecan Tart. It comes out beautiful and is really pretty easy to make. To make it, you will need a good quality bourbon.
I followed the recipe for this tart with the exception of using a gluten-free crust. The tart turned out beautiful, even if my photos didn’t.
- • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- • 1 tsp. sugar
- • 1/4 tsp. fine sea salt
- • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- • 5 Tbsp. ice water
- • 1 cup sugar
- • 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
- • 3 large eggs
- • one-third cup sweetened condensed milk
- • 1/4 cup butter, melted
- • 2 Tbsp. bourbon
- • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
- • 1 1/4 cups pecan halves
- Prepare Dough: Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a bowl. Using your fingers, gently combine flour mixture resembles small peas. Sprinkle over ice water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, over surface of mixture in bowl; stir with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened. Shape into a ball; wrap in plastic wrap. Chill 30 minutes.
- Preheat over to 375 degrees. Roll out dough into a 12-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Fit dough into a 10-inch round tart pan; fold edges under and crimp.
- Prepare Filling: Whisk together sugar and cornstarch in a medium bowl. Whisk in eggs and next 3 ingredients until blended. Stir in chocolate morsels and pecan halves.
- Pour filling into prepared crust. Bake at 375 degrees for 28 to 30 minutes or until crust in browned and center is almost set. Cool 3 hours on a wire rack. Cut into wedges. Add a dollop of whipped cream to each wedge, and serve.
To make this a gluten-free dessert, use the crust from the recipe for Chocolate, Coconut, Macadamia Tart recipe b][found here [/b]. Be sure to chill the dough and follow the same directions for the rest of the tart.
- Kentucky is the birthplace of bourbon, making it a truly American original. It was declared America’s only native spirit in 1964.
- Bourbon is made with at least 51% corn.
- Kentucky Bourbon and Tennessee whiskey comprised more than $1 billion in distilled spirits that were exported in 2013.
- 15,400 people have jobs in Kentucky thanks to the bourbon industry.
- Four Roses has been producing bourbon since the 1800’s in Kentucky.
What do you like to cook on the grill?